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November 06, 2013

Christmas Crafts For Festive Fun


Hello G45ers,


The holidays are such a sentimental time of year. It's a time when we get together with family and friends to share in good cheer, fabulous food, gift-giving and celebration. The holidays make us reflect on the past and look forward to the future with high hopes. It's also the perfect time to create beautiful crafts to commemorate your most cherished moments. Today we're going to share some gorgeous ideas for heartwarming holiday crafts featuring our 12 Days of Christmas collection. You will see a spectacular layout by Susan Lui. Then Arlene Cuevas will share her dazzling mini album that's just perfect for holiday photos and keepsakes! We're definitely getting into the holiday spirit with today's Graphic 45 blog!


We begin with this beautiful 12 Days of Christmas layout by Susan. This is such a lovely way to immortalize your holiday memories. A pretty layout can capture all the fun and happiness of this special time of year. Our 12 Days of Christmas collection offers endless possibilities for creativity! Get inspired by Susan's fabulous layout! Create one of your own this holiday season! Here is what Susan had to say about this splendid LO!


"Here’s a layout I created of our holiday in Venice last year. I used Graphic 45’s new Twelve Days of Christmas collection and love that although it’s a Christmas collection, it can be used on non-Christmas layouts. The layout has multi-layers and textures, with muslin, frame cut-outs, fussy cut flowers, doilies and paper flowers and leaves." -Susan










Twelve Days of Christmas collection - Swans A Swimming, Drummers Drumming, Holly & Ivy, Christmas Rose

Twelve Days of Christmas Tags and Pockets

Twelve Days of Christmas Stickers

Staples - Ornate Metal Label Holder


Next we have a breathtaking mini album that Arlene created with 12 Days of Christmas. Every page of this mini is like stepping into a holiday wonderland! Here Arlene explains her inspiration behind this incredible work of art. We encourage you all to create your own pretty mini album this holiday season! They are also wonderful ideas for personalized gifts! Take it away, Arlene!


“One of the greatest things about the Christmas holiday is taking lots of photos during family gatherings. What is even more fun, is creating the keepsakes to store those photos after the holiday has passed. What better way to commemorate those memories, by creating a handmade album! I do this for almost every Christmas holiday. This year, my album will be all ready to go! I just need to go back and add the photos and accent here and there… and I’m done! I created this “Door” album using an AccuCut die and the amazing 12 Days of Christmas paper collection by Graphic 45. The papers are so festive and all the images just scream to be cut out! In this album, you will find tons of space for full sized photos and lots of extra “real estate” added with fun interactive pockets and pages. I am including a detailed video to walk you through the album in detail. Enjoy!” - Arlene


Video Tour:






Arlene cuevas_Sept2013_12DaysofXmas_DoorAlbum, mini, Graphic 45, gift


































12 Days of Christmas 12x12 papers

Staples: Regular Tag, Large Tag, Metal Tags, Metal Keyhole, Antique Metal Door Pull, Stamped Metal Brad, Metal button

Coordinations Graphic 45 Signature Series card stock

May Arts ribbon

Scrapbook Adhesives: 3D foam squares

Petaloo flowers

I Am Roses flowers

AccuCut “Door” Album die set

AccuCut Bag Sleeve (medium)

Spellbinders dies

Sizzix dies

MFT dies

… and more! (see my blog for full product list -- www.butterflykisseswithlove.blogspot.com)



We've got one more special treat for you G45ers today! Olga Struk of our Design Team is being featured on today's Papercrafters Library blog! Here is a sneak peek of the beautiful 12 Days of Christmas project that she created for today's fun feature! Hop on over to the Papercrafters Library blog to see this amazing creation in its entirety! You're going to love it!




Are you in the holiday spirit yet, G45ers?! We sure enjoyed sharing today's amazing crafts with you! Please come back and see us tomorrow as we bring you more gorgeous ideas for fun crafts! We want to thank Susan and Arlene for their splendid creations today. We are so glad you all stopped by our blog to join in this fun holiday celebration! Have a wonderful day, G45ers!


Happy Holiday Papercrafting!


Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Fabulous layout and after seeing Arlene's mini I'm eager to go off and create my own!!

This absolutely stunning work.

Absolutely gorgeous!

gorgeous "twelve days" project and love the roses layout!

I was tring to think of what to make with my Twelve Days paper. Thanks what a great idea.

Thanks for this.. I'm having a hard time with these papers!

very beautiful! i really love the book!

I am working on a 12 Days of Christmas mini right now and I think I have to borrow some of the beautiful ideas shown here today! Thanks so much.

Love Susan's LO!! Arlene's mini is spectacular!!

Absolutely gorgeous projects! So inspiring!!

This album is beyond gorgeous. Such clever, creative pages. I am so inspired by it's beauty! I think I may try one of my own...with a little help from this blog, of course.

Just gorgeous Mini Album by Arlene. And the layout is amazingly beautiful. What an inspiring day!! Love the tutorial too.

FABulous Christmas mini from Arlene... love how she used the papers and so many great little pockets, layers and ways to feature your photos or whatever! TFS :)

Beautiful and inspiring!

Beautiful projects. thanks to the designers for sharing.

Love the mini album!!!! I love the door shape of the mini!

Everyone has immense talent. The Christmas mini album looks like a great Christmas organizer too. Places for wish lists, places to put cards, etc. The twelve Christmas houses of Olga's are fantastic.

Gorgeous layout and a beautiful mini album. This paper collection is so inspiring.

Like the page lo very much. The door shaped mini-aalbum is so neat!

Olga's little houses are adorable! And the book is awesome, and the layout is great. So much inspiration!

Gorgeous mini!!! The layout is so beautiful, too!

Beautiful creations! LOVE them!! WOW!!

These are just gorgeous!! Must make creations!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

Oh Mother Goose! What lovely projects! The layout is absolutely divine and the mini book is gorgeous! So much detail on both of these projects to keep you coming back so you don't miss a thing! TFS!

WONDERFUL mini!!!!!!!!!!

I am loving this 12 days project. Lots of pockets!

Wonderful projects.

Wow love the album. Thanks for the tutorial.

Love the Christmas album.

Stunning projects, stunning papers, fabulous designers xx

The colors in all of the projects are so soft and bright. Great projects.

IF that mini album didn't give you some "warm fuzzies" I don't know what will! It is awesome!! Shouts "Christmas"!

Incredible-I am blown away by the mini. the charms on the front immediately caught my eye-I'd have to make a wall hanging out of that page.

Happy sigh - such gorgeous Christmas creations today!!

Arlene's album is amazing - so many different pockets and pages. Its the best Christmas album I've seen this year!

beautiful work like this is why the paper is so popular, we all want to do that kind of work.


Todos los proyectos son preciosos, pero el mini de Arlene es ... increíble.

You can't help but be successful when creating with G45 paper collections! 12 Days of Christmas is perfect for so many projects...thank you for designing such a gorgeous collection.

Lovely as usual. Don't ever expect anything less from Susan and Arlene! :-)

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